Mr. Robot Season 3 Pushed to October, Bobby Cannavale Joins Cast

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USA Network announced on Friday that the acclaimed drama — which traditionally bows in the summer — won’t kick off Season 3 until October. But here’s some cool casting news to help cushion the blow: Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale is joining the cast in a major role, and current recurring player BD Wong (aka Whiterose) has been promoted to a series regular. 

Cannavale, who most recently starred in HBO’s short-lived Vinyl, will play the series-regular role of Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense used car salesman.

Production on Mr. Robot‘s third season will begin in April, with executive producer Sam Esmail once again directing all 10 episodes.

“Sam is a true creative visionary who continues to deliver a series that boldly tackles timely issues and leans into the major headlines of the day,” said Chris McCumber, President of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “We’re eager to share the next phase of Elliot’s journey with fans this fall.”

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15 Comments
  1. NolaNola says:

    Just great. Why not start around August, right before Emmy nominations ???

  2. Michael says:

    Only 10 episodes this time? I thought we would’ve gotten 12 like last year…

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Sucks us fans will have to wait until October for new season. Good castings news that Bobby will be on the show and that BD Wong got promoted to series regular on the show.

  4. richard says:

    But will Vince show up on the “Will & Grace” reboot?

  5. RD says:

    I hope he does a better job than he did in ‘Vinyl’……

  6. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    NOOOOO!!!! First GOT gets pushed to July now Mr. Robot until Oct.? WHY THE LOOOOONG WAIT! There’s not much good Tv shows on in the summer.

  7. Billy meacham says:

    Hope this change doesn’t effect the ratings since it’s getting pushed to October

    • M says:

      Yes. Summer shows pushed to the fall don’t seem to do as well. It seems like a lot of shows are pushing their schedules. GoT, Orphan Black, Doctor Who (about a year and a half in between except the Christmas episode), Outlander, and now Mr. Robot. There’s already a long wait with cable shows. I know these examples have elaborate productions, but they also have fewer episodes and a lot of time between seasons already. —That said, the casting news is great, on both counts.

  8. Ant says:

    Argh. I would liked it kept in the summer due to less stuff to watch. :(

  9. Stephanie G. says:

    This isn’t going to help its ratings. I think the dour second season put off a lot of viewers who loved the first season. There’s too much on in the fall to get people to return when they trudged through (or gave up) on the second season.

  10. tjchurch2001 says:

    Simply the mention reminds me of at least one (maybe more) question(s) asked by ads leading up to the airing of the S2 finale. I watched it. Then, watching the same ads after (for online & on-demand availability), I realized at least one (if not more) had not been answered by those of us who had seen it.

    Also, happy for BD, but hoping to see more of him on “Gotham” in future episodes & seasons as well.